As a food and beverage company, access to clean water is of critical importance to our business and at Kerry we are focused on both the quantity of water used in our operations and the quality of the water discharged from our sites.
Having already achieved a 4.2% reduction in water intensity between 2011 and 2014, Kerry has targeted a further 7% reduction by 2020. By year end 2018, we had reduced our water consumption by 6.6% and we remain on track to deliver on our 2020 goal.
|Water||2013 Base Year||2020 Target||2018 Target||2018 Performance|
|m³ per Tonne FG||4.72||4.39||4.44||4.41|
We also recognise that water stress is a growing global issue and we assess our operations base with a view to focusing greater attention on conservation measures at sites in areas of water scarcity. Using the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Tool we have developed a methodology for assessing potential water scarcity at sites across our operations. Using this assessment method, we have identified 9 priority water risk sites and in 2018 we continued working with these locations to find opportunities to improve water stewardship.
|1 Priority Sites||6 Priority Sites||2 Priority Sites|